Book Review : Nehru’s India – Essays on the Maker of a Nation

Nehru’s India : Essays on the Maker of a Nation is a collection of essays on the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, by a series of eminent personalities who have had  personal experience of the great man, or knowledge of some rarely known aspect.  The book is an excellent resource for all of us, and a short reminder of what a tremendous contribution he made to the nation, and that Modern India

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Book Review : Aurangzeb by Audrey Truschke

Book Review : Aurangzeb by Audrey Truschke

Rare is the book that causes a sea-change in opinion or perspective; this book – Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth, by Audrey Truschke, is one in that category. A book that quite successfully challenges, at least in my case, a strongly held opinion, and overturns it through sheer dint of a strong, logical, data-and-fact backed series of arguments that is also intuitively accurate when put into the larger picture of the era under question.

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  This promises to be among the bluntest reviews I have written; I don’t mean to state I wont do justice to it – that I will, most certainly so. But in this particular book, there is no scope, to be anything but perfectly honest. Now that doesn’t mean it is a bad book : it is not a bad book by any means. But, as a good reviewer, I need to place both my

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